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Tweaking the humor-impaired is tricky

Knock! Knock! Knock!

November 27, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Thanks to KLB volunteers

We have so much to be thankful for. It is really easy when we become adults to get a little cynical. It becomes a little too easy to see what is wrong and forget about all the things that are right that we take for granted every day.

November 26, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Book stirs memories of racing legends

Somehow I ran across an out-of-print book called "The Last Lap." Now 15 years old, it tells an intriguing, timeless tale of the early days of America's first stock-car racers.

November 26, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


My, how the tables have turned

Before I had a child, there were a few things I noticed parents doing that really annoyed me, and I swore I would never do those things if and when I became a mother. For the most part, I've been diligent about sticking to my guns.

November 26, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Thanks for help with Veterans Salute

Editor, After all that has been said and done, I want to take a moment to reflect and thank the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee members and supporters for all their love and dedication to our first Veterans Salute event.

November 25, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


VA ID not enough for free meal

Editor, There is one day every year when my husband and I look forward to enjoying a free or reduced-price meal or treat in honor of our service to the United States of America. We also like to mingle with other veterans and current service members. Sadly, we were denied this opportunity Nov. 11 at Applebee's in Flemington.

November 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Opinion


Legislation will let you keep your insurance plan

While campaigning for his health care law - and in the years since its passage - President Obama repeatedly assured the American people that, "if you like your health-care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan."

November 20, 2013 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion


Random thoughts and suggestions

Last week, family and friends gathered in the small town of Chattahoochee Hills, south of Atlanta, to celebrate a life well-lived.

November 20, 2013 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Emotions can clash after homecomings

Homecomings are the stuff of sweet dreams and dessert for breakfast - so perfect and delicious, but often followed by either a rude awakening or a few extra pounds. As a military family member who has experienced distances because of deployment and training, I can tell you it doesn't necessarily get any easier. The families who recently have or are welcoming home loved ones this week have a few battles ahead as they work together to find a new family life balance.

November 20, 2013 | By Paige Hewlett Columnist | Opinion


Help give community a makeover

Where has this year gone?

November 19, 2013 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Remember to thank military families

Welcome to the first of many military life columns. Whether it is among civilian friends or military colleagues, military life presents its own unique challenges and opportunities. Your neighbors, children's friends and strangers in the grocery store all have been affected in different ways by the military. In our community especially, we live, work and play next to military families without realizing it.

November 19, 2013 | By Paige Hewlett Columnist | Opinion


Small-town family is a precious gift

Around the corner, out in the country where we live, is a hardware store owned by a guy I have known since the day I was born. Our bassinets were next to each other in the hospital nursery.

November 19, 2013 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Moms, beware of the Internet

The Internet is bad for me. I'm an obsessive worrier, and I've only gotten worse since the advent of search engines. I often think that if someone got a hold of my web-search queries, I'd end up an international laughing stock. Among the best last week: "Can you become addicted to nasal spray?" "Affects of eating slightly brown guacamole," "Can Tums cause kidney stones?" and "My cat ate cellophane."

November 19, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Keep prayer in public meetings

We did it for four years while I was a member of the planning and zoning board of the city of Pooler. We did it for 11 years while I was serving as either Pooler mayor pro tem or mayor. And we've done it for the past nine years while I've served in the state Legislature.

November 14, 2013 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Midway voters should be embarrassed

I congratulate Mayor Clemontine Washington, who was able to turn out her core constituents for a decisive victory in Midway's municipal election last week, but I am very embarrassed for the city of Midway.

November 14, 2013 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion


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Lawmakers want guns in more places

In the Georgia Legislature, even a relatively simple bill can turn into one of the most important pieces of legislation that is considered.

April 09, 2014 | By State Sen Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Swarm of gnat nation has arrived

Just a wisp of time elapsed, and the almighty sand-gnat is back with a vengeance. Like a swallow returning to Capistrano or a martin to a gourd, the little varmints are back just in time for the Blessing of the Fleet. They just refuse to give up.

April 09, 2014 | By Vic Waters Columnist | Opinion


No point fighting desire to help others

They all come with some kind of a price and all with a certain amount of disappointment, but still, Rodney keeps trying.

April 08, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Don't be at kid's beck and call

Call me an old-timer, but moms and dads just did things differently when I was a child. The overall approach to parenting seems to have changed so much. My parents fostered independence in my siblings and me. They wanted us to learn early on that we needed to be able to speak and do things for ourselves, and the sooner we understood that, the better off we'd be.

April 08, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion


Effort to eradicate blight won't work

Editor, Hmm. I read in the Coastal Courier that Liberty County's government and various cities' political leaders have declared a war on blight. You know - yada, yada, yada.

April 07, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Time to fix government is overdue

In 1965, Wilbur Mills, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, brought legislation establishing Medicare and Medicaid to the floor of the U.S. House.

April 07, 2014 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Elected leaders need backbrones

Editor,

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Irritating, you got to love it

Even by my impossibly high standards, this has been a good week. It began with a whack upside the head from a reader in South Georgia after I opined that those who want to change the way we teach our children in public schools ought to have their kids in public schools. I was referring to the efforts led by Sen. William Ligon, R-Brunswick, to overturn the Common Core curriculum in the recent legislative session.

April 02, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Legislative session was an embarrassment

Having had time to reflect on the recently completed 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly, it is with great regret that I have to say it was the most embarrassing performance by your state legislature that I can remember.

April 02, 2014 | By State Rep. Al Williams Special to the Courier | Opinion


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